Big Meadow and Round Lake Trail

Woodfords, California 96120

Big Meadow and Round Lake Trail

Big Meadow and Round Lake Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Cradled under the imposing cliffs of the volcanic Dardanelles, snow-clad Round Lake is pure and rapturous in winter. It’s a prime destination after snowshoeing through an expansive meadow where the Steller’s jay squawks, then trudging through a forest where the great horned owl perches sneakily. As an added bonus, you get to scan the Upper Truckee River drainage on this remote route sometimes shared by cross-country skiers and dogs. Pay close attention to the route just past the meadow to ensure you’re headed in the direction of fittingly named Round Lake. It’s best to go several days after a snowfall, with the hope someone has already set tracks to follow. Meiss Lake is a mere 1.2 miles south of Round Lake, and an ultimate 8-mile, one-way trip can be arranged with a car shuttle (Route 23)."

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Trail Information

Woodfords
Nearby City
5.6
Distance
800 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
5–7 hours
Duration
Winter
Season
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Local Contacts
USGS Freel Peak, USGS Echo Lake
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018